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Ulster Folk and Transportation Museum

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Address: | Cultura, Holywood, Northern Ireland
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Fantastic day out for all the family

Fabulous museum for all the family, in particular the folk museum. The staff were extremely informative & answered our questions with accuracy & enthusiasm!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Fabulous museum for all the family, in particular the folk museum. The staff were extremely informative & answered our questions with accuracy & enthusiasm!

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Antrim, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

we went over easter and was a great family day out. the kids loved the trains and the buses etc, the only downside to the transport side was the wee kids train wasn't on and nobody knew what was going on after a member of staff was telling people to go down! all the old schools, houses etc are brilliant... More 

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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

30 years since my last visit, and what an improvement. This is world class, a transport museum that will leave children breathless, and an adjacent folk park with a very good restaurant. About 1K between both but you can drive between the two. Also, once the admission fee is paid you can leave and re-enter any number of times. Seniors... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This is an utter joy to experience.... Original buildings taken down, labelled, transported, re-constructed on site - like big jigsaw - and then furnished with accuracy and integrity. It's as near to the 'Real McCoy' as it gets - a real glimpse into a bygone age. I love the appeal to all senses.... the smell of my Grandmother's coal fire,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This is an excellent museum with a wide variety of motorised and aviation machinery. Tea room is just average but the setting almost makes up for it. Staff very friendly and the trains are awesome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Had initially come to see the transport museum, was however very impressed with the folk museum, what I expected to be an hour or two turned into a full day of exploring this fantastic wonderland of dwellings and public buildings of the past, even the snow couldn't have put a damper on the day in the rural area, I'll be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

2 fathers with their 2.5yr old, 3 year old, 9 year old and their a 30 year old friend who just cant love. Had a better than expected trip to the ulster folk and transport museum. The information and scheluded dramatisations are very good. Its a great day out and great for chrildren of all ages apparently right up to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The Folk Museum is probably the best of it's type in Ireland. The transportation Museum is good - but not as extensive as I expected.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I visited in March and the museum seemed to be 'out of season' in that there were only a few costumed guides and little going on. However, a fantastic time was had. The buildings, information and activity I did see was magical. Wish I had visited in the summer when all the activities were taking place and wish I'd had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Terrif day out for the young and for the young at heart. Some terrific old cars, old buses and old trams.

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